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^ not really, more hints at things which come up in the other books. You have plenty of time to finish the other two before the movies come out

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^Oh okay, good and thank you! I was worried for a minute that certain parts would ruin book 2 for me. I cannot wait to see the movie all of the reviews aren't helping

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Ahh! It was amazing. Ofc there were some things I got annoyed w/ because they were left out, but I still loved it.
p.s a big F-U to whoever laughed at Rues death in my cinema.

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I do not remeber where I read this, so I could be wrong but I think it begins this Fall in Sept. for a November 2013 release.

I also read this morning that there is going to be 4 movies. I'll try to find something that confirms this.
Yeah it begins this fall, and they begin the trainings in July I think. And I've also read yesterday that there will be 4 movies. 4th will be out in 2015.

I wonder if Gary Ross will be the director of all movies? Or he signed only for the first? He did pretty great job and in genearal, I love his works.

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I saw the film on Friday and thought it was great - but I think I"ll need to see it again. I was too excited throughout the whole thing that it just kind of breezed by. I kept thinking 'if I hadn't read the books - would this make sense?' so I kept over-analyzing everything

I thought including a scene of District 11 was perfect - such a good touch. Even though the books would always make good films, having the first person narrative in the books makes it difficult to convey some things (like Katniss's thoughts on Peeta's motivations) and I wish they might have made that a bit more explicit but overall I really enjoyed it and I thought the casting was great. I just need to see it again to actually pay attention this time


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I saw the film on Friday and thought it was great - but I think I"ll need to see it again. I was too excited throughout the whole thing that it just kind of breezed by. I kept thinking 'if I hadn't read the books - would this make sense?' so I kept over-analyzing everything
I kept thinking this too. But ultimately I believe that even if a viewer hasn't read the books and knew very little about the story, it would all make perfect sense.

Anyhow loved the movie and thought they did a fantastic job. The tone of the books has transferred really well to celluloid and the casting is brilliant.
Before I saw the movie, I thought that maybe they should have casted the 2 lead male actors in the opposite roles, but Josh Hutcherson did a fantastic job with Peeta, so now I think they got it right. Obviously Gale is a fairly passive character in the first movie and Liam Hemsworth will come into his own in the following movies. Stanley Tucci, Wes Bentley, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks and Lenny Kravitz are almost perfect for their roles and Jennifer Lawrence is just superb.
The scenes in District 12 were captured really well and the scenes in The Capitol. I was wondering how good 'The Girl On Fire' part would be and it was exactly how I imagined it while reading the book. So kudos for that.
@ the scene with Rue and the actress who plays her has such a beautiful face.

This deserves to be the major success it already is.

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id anyone else keep thinking that when they saw the girl who played Clove and recognized she was the girl from the movie Orphan that she will forever be an old lady acting as a child? after the movie my friends all said the same thing


i agree with Meg i think i do need to see it again because the first time I was critiquing and analyzing everything. I want to enjoy it from start to finish

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^ I knew she looked familiar! I just could not place her!

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I wonder if Gary Ross will be the director of all movies? Or he signed only for the first? He did pretty great job and in genearal, I love his works.
I know he is signed on for the sequel, I would hope he is doing all 4 but you never know.

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This is SO exciting!!! I'm so incredibly thrilled to see that it grossed this much money opening weekend. So take that, anyone who's ever said that a films with female leads can't succeed at the box-office (which unfortunately I've herd way too many people say to me)!
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UPDATED: Lionsgate's book-to-film adaptation grosses a staggering $155 million, shattering records and surpassing any "Twilight" pic; overseas, "Hunger Games" opens to $59.3 million for a worldwide total of $214.3 million.
Making history, Lionsgate's The Hunger Games opened to an astounding $155 million at the domestic box office, the third-best debut of all time and the best for any film opening outside of summer.

Hunger Games -- the big-screen adaptation of Suzanne Collins' best-selling young-adult novel starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth -- also reeled in the biggest opening for a nonsequel.

"It was the perfect storm. Having the first film in a franchise to be so gigantic is amaing. We had a great book, and a great director in Gary Ross," said Lionsgate president of marketing Tim Palen, whose team is credited with a savvy campaign.

Domestic box office revenues were up a whopping 78 percent from a year ago, thanks to the might of Hunger Games, which changes the fortunes of Lionsgate and gives the studio an instant tentople franchise. Lionsgate will make three more films by splitting the final book in Collins' trilogy into two movies.

Overseas, Hunger Games turned in a more muted performance for a solid bow of $59.3 million from 67 markets. The foreign tally, which came in ahead of the international debut of the first Twilight film, puts Hunger Games' worldwide opening at $214.3 million.

Hunger Games is projected to place No. 1 in virtually every foreign market, but did best in English-speaking territories, and particularly Australia, wehre it debuted to $6.7 million. Hunger Games turned in $7.5 million in the U.K., despite unseasonably warm weather, which often keeps consumers outside.

In North America, the tentpole came in not far behind the $158.4 million earned by The Dark Knight in its July 2008 debut. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 holds the record for best debut with $169.2 million in summer 2011.

Among the past films that Hunger Games surpassed in its opening weekend were Spider-Man 3 ($151.1 million in 2007), The Twilight Saga: New Moon ($142.8 million in 2009) and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 ($138.1 million last year).

Hunger Games drew an A CinemaScore overall on Friday night, with those under the age of 25 giving it a glowing A+ and those over 25 an A-. Tweens and teens turned out in force for the film, with 39 percent of the audience younger than 18, according to CinemaScore exit polling.

Part of the movie's strength is that it is appealing to males as well as females, unlike the femme-heavy Twilight franchise, another blockbuster film property based on a young-adult book series. Males made up 39 percent of Hunger Games' Friday night audience.

"The numbers just kept growing and growing. And based on the trajectory of the weekend, we are going to have an unbelievable hold. We are going to play and play," Lionsgate executive vice president of distribution David Spitz said. "I think that when we initially looked at this property, we thought we were going to have Twilight numbers in terms of females, but we didn't."
Hunger Games also played like a family film, evidenced by its strong Friday to Saturday hold. The film fell a narrow 25 percent, while the Twilight and Harry Potter films fall anywhere from 44 percent to 60 percent.

According to CinemaScore, 49 percent of those showing up to see Hunger Games were under the age of 25; Lionsgate's exit polling showed that 44 percent were under the age of 25.

Hunger Games played in a total of 4,137 theaters at the domestic box office, including 268 IMAX theaters, which turned in a hefty $10.6 milion for a per screen average of $40,000, a record for a 2D nonsequel.
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I bolded two parts that I thought were really interesting...

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^Thanks a lot for posting this . A little bit bummed they are going to be 4 movies instead of 3...we'll now have to wait longer for the end (although one could argue that more movies= more pleasure for big fans).

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I kept thinking this too. But ultimately I believe that even if a viewer hasn't read the books and knew very little about the story, it would all make perfect sense.
I had never read any of the books and my sister as a fan convinced me to go with her and at times she had to explain a few things but in general the plot was understandable to people unaware of the story. As for the movie itself, I'm a newly converted fan . I loved the entire movie: everything from the actors, setting, costumes to the music and scenario was magnificent (I guess not having read the book I'm not affected by things left out from the book). As people have pointed out the shaky camera was a little bit too much at times but that was a very small complaint. Everyone in the theatre clapped at the kiss and cried with Rue's death (I was moved but it takes much more for me to cry) and in general everyone loved it. And since I can't wait till November 2013, I'll start reading the books ASAP.

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saw the movie today. loved it. tone was translated beautifully and i couldn't believe how many times i started tearin up despite of the fact i've read the book and knew what was coming and how it all looked. jennifer had katniss to a spot. great job, really great job. loved wes bentley's seneca too. he sent so many different vibes and i don't recall having so much sympathy for him while reading the book as oppose while i watched the movie. the things that bugged me and what i thought was done badly was the peeta/katniss cave scenes - i mean, seriously? josh did a great job until that, and then the screenplay just went kinda corny. there was zero tension between them and it just wasn't working and i thought it took away too much from the original storyline aka games itself and the fact it was a strategy part. loved the uprising and the reaping the most. another thing that was, for me, done over the top were capitol outfits (with the exemption of cesar) - they looked so cheap and trashy - not classy and rich looking. basically, these are just things that bugged me cus i read the book i guess, but overall - this is really a great, great movie.

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loved wes bentley's seneca too. he sent so many different vibes and i don't recall having so much sympathy for him while reading the book as oppose while i watched the movie.
I have to agree, he did a great job, when I read the book I didn't care for Seneca but in the movie, I was very sympathetic to him too.

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I LOVED the movie--haven't read the books though, so I don't have that perspective. I just found it to be so intense, my heart was racing through out.

Two things though:

A. Had no idea Gary Ross also directed Pleasantville! One of my favorites, and also strangely similar themes to Hunger Games...in a weird way. So, I'm not surprised he did such a good job.

B. I would've loved to have seen a Rated-R version, I just think they could've pushed certain things further. But for PG-13, they really made the violence and rawness work well.

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I thought it was about as good an adaptation as could be even with the slight changes. The Reaping was exactly like I imagined. I loved the whole sense of dread and the reactions when the names were called. The girl playing Prim was excellent.

Jennifer did a great job as Katniss and I also loved the little girl playing Rue. I didn't mind the expanded roles of Snow and Seneca because it helped a bit with explaining what was going on. I really wish they had shown Katniss getting the bread from District 11 as it was one of the most moving scenes in the book.

The cave scene seemed to go on forever but I remember feeling like it was too long in the book also. The ending fell a bit flat though. It seemed a bit more ambiguous than the book on the state of Peeta and Katniss's relationship after their ordeal.


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Saw it today and even though it took me a bit of time to really get into it, in the end I really adored the film. I'm a huge sucker fot this type of adventure flicks but I've never read the books or anything. Actually I don't the books were that known in france before the movie. There as part of me that feared it would have a Twilight syndrom, but this completely different. This film is really serious and brilliant. It reminded me of Battle Royal and The Triwizard tournament from Harry Potter. Also some scenes in the studios with Seneca made me think of The Truman Show.
I find the books inspiration very interesting and the film very well written. Alos the casting is perfect. Jennifer Lawrence is definitely one of the most solid actresses of our generation and I even liked Josh Hutcherson, who I didn't really pay attention to before. The actors who played Cato and Seneca were very captivating too.

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